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Rain improves drought in Nebraska as planting draws to a close

Mother Nature continued to bring relief to an on-going drought in parts of Nebraska last week.

Farmer Don Batie of Lexington says he was able to wrap up planting between rain events. “We’ve gotten some rainfall, 2 to 3 inches over the last couple of weeks. We’re not horrible, but we’re still behind.”

The latest crop progress and condition report from USDA says topsoil moisture is 62 percent adequate-to-surplus with subsoil moisture 46 percent adequate-to-surplus.